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land along illinois street, south of 20th street and also includes irish hill. and the crank area is where the crank park would be located but it also includes, 3 or so acres of development land of both along illinois street, north of 20th street and then land just north of of the historic quarter buildings along 20th street. >> lastly, there is a historic core which features the two historic resources for the pier 70 facility in this plan. >> so, these subareas basically constitute the beginning of the phasing and the process for pier 70. so, we are going to talk a lit about a few things that we were able to move forward with, during this process and talk specifically about these five subareas. we are initiated the development process, even while the planning was going on, because we were able to apply for... we were able to obtain the funds to build the first park as the 2008 park bonds. we also began a planning process with bae, specifically related to the ship repair area and the bax, to develop a master plan for their areas while we were developing the plan for the larger pie
. .. nt democratic presidential candidate and former illinois governor adlai stevenson the second. this originally aired in 1996 and is about an hour. c-span: jean h. baker, author of "the stevensons: a biography of an american family," what's the scope of this book? >> guest: well, it's pretty broad and it's a long book but it covers a lot of stevenson generations. and it also focuses on the most important, in some ways, of all the stevensons. and that's adlai ewing stevenson ii, who lived from 1900 to 1965 and, of course, was the losing democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956. it took me a long time to do and i really was trying hard to look at layers of stevensons and different views of family life, etc., and not only do just a political biography of some of the best known stevensons. c-span: did you ever meet any of them? >> guest: yes, i did. the most prominent stevensons that i met were adlai stevenson ii's sister, that's buffie stevenson ives who was really an indomitable figure and she's the one i think who was partially responsible for the fact that the steven
the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from illinois, mr. lipinski, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. lipinski: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on the subject of my special order, honoring congressman jerry costello and his distinguished service in congress. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lipinski: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor great legislator and personal friend, congressman jerry costello, who will retire at the house of representatives at the end of this 112th congress. jerry has long been known as one of the most respected and well-liked men of congress since he took office in 1988. it's my honor to lead this special order in his honor. i knew jerry before i was elected to congress in 2004 and i had the privilege to working in his congressional office in the mid 1990's. today we serve together on two house committees, the transportation and infrastructure committee and the scienc
and april badge. nobody ever took him on. we took him on now and he lost. >> former illinois police chief drew peterson is found guilty of murdering his wife after a long-running investigation. k cos are a sizzling deal, starting at 6 bucks. try our new lunch-size chicken fajitas, sauteed onions and peppers topped with grilled chicken, served with soup or salad. chili's lunch break combos, starting at 6 bucks. mmmm, just how satisfying of new light & fit greek? morning donut cookies chips, chips,...! silence those tempting thoughts with new light & fit greek. its creamy thick texture helps satisfy you. it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt. and at 80 calories it's the lightest greek yogurt with fruit. cupcake! it's not gonna happen. new light & fit greek. be light and fit and satisfied. >>> isaac may not be done with the gulf states just yet. the national hurricane center says there's a 40% chance it could redevelop into another tropical storm. forecasters say remnant of the massive storm are sitting in the gulf of mexico. if isaac reforms, he will become a she and become trop
of illinois, pat quinn. >> delegates and fellow americans it is an honor to be with you this evening and it's an honor to trent great state of illinois, the home of president barack obama! (cheers and applause) tonight i want to talk to you about a scary subject for many, many republicans. i want to talk about facts. (laughter and applause) you know, i watched the republican national convention last week and i heard a lot of things that are simply not true. and one of our founding fathers, president john adams of massachusetts once said that facts are stubborn things. but last week as they nominated a very different man from massachusetts, republicans stubbornly smeared president obama's excellent record of reforming welfare. they went on and on pretending that our president weakened its work requirement. now everyone knows that that is a ridiculous charge even the republican author of welfare reform says romney is wrong. fact checkers have called this republican talking point blatantly false, a drastic distortion, wildly debunked and a mind-bonging act of untruth telling. now, in illinois
to the west, the worst weather in the country looks to be central illinois, 64s crossing 57. mount vernon, a thunderstorm you're dealing with. and further to the west, just light rain for you in in kansas city. but right rough theiddl of crywhre dealing with numerous areas of some light rains. as far as your forecast goes take, we are going to be looking for the most part temperatures to be on the cooler side, the only exception down here in texas where it's still pretty hot. but as we mentioned, just numerous areas. we won't see severe storms today fily a miss showers.b >> all right, bill, thank you. >>> coming up, reality hits wall street. home prices rise. and california climbs on board with google's carve the future. your first look at this mornins business headlines is straight ahead. > tngkheoc tigers get even and pop the champagne, another team punches their ticket to the postseason. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page andecided tbe...not boring. ha hi mayn.
with any feedback on the idea the illinois supreme court is hearing a hotly contested issue today... the controversial state law requiring doctors to notify parents if girls younger than 18 seek an abortion. wgn's julian crews is in the newsroom a lot of strong emotions surrounding this debate .. especially when you talk to parents. the controversial 1995 parental notification law has yet to be enforced .. due to lawsuits and legal challenges. but now the illinois supeme court faces a potentially pivotal decision. >>when we look to the time of the illinois constitution, abortion was illegal ... intense debate at the illinois supreme court. the decision before the state's top justices .... not to decide whether the 1995 notification law goes into effect .. but whether the high court will open the door to new debate. the illinois supreme court could decide to lift a lower court injunction ... and that could ultimately lead to a definitive ruling in the controversial case. the parental notification act of 1995 requires that girls ... 17 and under ... notify a parent at least 48 ho
now!" we are on the road in freeport, illinois. >> we are trying to get mitt romney to come to freeport to help us save our jobs. we have tried a lot of other things, and now we're going to camp out here outside sensata technologies until we get some results. >> we are broadcasting from just outside a factory owned by bain capital, the private equity firm founded by republican presidential nominee mitt romney. workers have set up an encampment they have called bainport to protest the company's plan to close the factory and make it to china. the workers have been trying to get romney to save their jobs. >> romney supporters in the audience were calling as communists because we're trying to save our jobs from going to communist china. >> first, mother jones reporter david corn who obtained the secret mitt romney tapes. >> david corn and mitt romney and the showdown, the inside story and "showdown: the indside story of how obama fought back against boehner, cantor, and the tea party." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace
obama takes the podium and the convention tonight... he will be introduced by illinois senator dick durbin. wgn's frank holland is live in charlotte, north carolina with more on this prestigious honor for durbin. the theme for the campaign is forward ... but the democrats on looking back at the speech delivered by bill clinton last night and the president is looking back on a friend to do him a good favor in 2004 ... senator dick durbin was asked to introduce the speech ... he had introduced barack obama at his very first big political appearance that's when the whole political scene changed in america ... senator durban and other democrats are making the case for four more years >>america is moving in the right direction we're creating jobs businesses are expanding home prices are elevating and we must continue along these lines ... every debuted is exciting and this is no longer a debut the reasons for voting for this president are still there ... this college student says that the young voters are over the romance that they're looking hard at the president's rise in may of
out of the back seat of a car in illinois 150 mi. southwest of chicago and amber alert was issued. we know only that the child was found alive in a ditch and we will update you on this. police in evanston say they now have a person of interest in custody in connection with the murder of evanston township high school, the 14 year-old coleman was gunned down saturday night as he walked on church street with friends after he left the party he was headed home, she suffered a fatal wound to the chest. they only have a person of interest at this time, services for coleman will be saturday at the first church of god kristin life center in evanston there has been an outpouring of support today including this tweet from liberal and james. lebron james. >> here is the budget options report, it nearly always in ruffles a few city hall for others not to be outdone the meier help his own brainstorming session of sorts and tom-and was there. >> this year it will be three or four much smaller meetings. it promises to be a very tough city budget. >> we're taking time to hear the voices of our fam
is live with more on the story. every race product tested by the illinois attorney general's office tested positive for arsenic. lisa madigan said if prices something york evening often york eating pattern could be cancer causing ... test results showed carcinogenic elements in many name-brand rice and rice products ... the office has been working with independent testing agencies to test levels that the independent and inorganic toxic elements ... she is working with the fda to set limits in food particularly baby food which is a human's first solid food ... matt begins office said there were higher levels in brown rice and white rice ... lisa madigan says are snake and white rice is something we will need to watch for as often as mercury in fish >>the first solid food we often get recommended to give our children is rice based and there's arsenic in this and we need to know this in addition to the rice cereal we are finding levels of inorganic arsonarsenic in known carcinogen in other rice brands consumed by adults ... >>lisa madigan said office has sent the results to baby food
coverage here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: i ask consent that the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. we're not in a quorum call. mr. durbin: i ask that if in executive session, the nomination of keith kelley of montana sent to the senate by the president be referred jointly to the help and veterans affairs committee. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: mr. durbin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: i ask consent the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: mr. president, four years ago, our economy was in freefall, a.i.g. had been bailed out, lehman brothers plunged into bankruptcy. the depth of the recession we fell into is difficult to understate. with the economy contracting at nearly 9% in the last three months of 2008 and over 700,000 jobs lost every month, it's not an exaggeration to call the
of missouri into central illinois. thunderstorms and a lot of lightning strikes too. we're almost near 6,000 lightning strikes just in the last hour alone. all the little white splashes you see on the map. much has missed interstate 70 but from quincy to springfield and heart of central illinois you have to go through the storms. anyone driving there you have to briefly experience gusty winds and a pretty impressive light show until the sun comes up. clouds will continue to spread. i'd have the umbrella handy from kentucky, indiana, illinois and southern portions of ohio. it'll be cool too. temperatures haven't warmed up all that much. eventually all the clouds and some of that rain will sneak its way into kentucky, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania and even d.c. to new york. tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon and evening. forecast for today looks like ray nice day from boston all the way down the east coast. troublesome weather is from illinois through indiana, kentucky and a chance of showers through kansas city. still 93 right around dallas. lynn, it doesn't look like any big i can't rememb
government worker pension program any time soon. illinois senate president john cullerton indicated a vote may not happen until after the new year. cullerton said there simply arent enough votes to pass changes now. he predicts legislators will be more willing to pass an overhaul after the november sixth election, when itll be clear who will stay in office and who will go. still ahead: an arrest announced in the deadly embassy attack in north africa as thousands take to the streets again in protest. also, a shot in the arm for the u-s economy. the fed takes action aimed at keeping the economy afloat. also, a chicago man becomes the first person to go home with an artificial heart. plus, some rain in our area and much chiller weather on the way. tom skilling tells us how long it will last. ot sfilodour >> with hotwire's low prices i can afford to visit chicago for my first big race and l.a. for my best friend's wedding. because when hotels have unsold rooms, they use hotwire to fill them. so i got my hotels for half-price! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ ♪ hotwire.com ♪ ♪ introdu
in charlotte with more. at the delegates meeting this morning everyone was looking forward ... 4 illinois speakers on the agenda and in november they believe they have the right candidates to sweep the congressional election ... no punches were polled during the illinois delegate meeting this morning they believe they can sweep the congressional races ... tammy duckworth and joe walsh are where democrats are most confident ... congresswoman jan schakowsky led the charge against controversial congressman was a fishwalsh ... >>he is an embarrassment to congress and an embarrassment to the republican party >>it is also believed that mrs. obama is crucial to this election ... tammy duckworth well addressed the delegates between seven and eight central and that's followed by other members of the delegation including the governor and the mayor ... it is important to remind democrats and independents of the accomplishments of this administration and the first four years osama bin-laden ... we are live at the convention it officially gets called to order 4:00 central time ... the illinois del
obama has a spine of steel and after he speaks it will be senator dick durbin from illinois who will introduce the president as he did at the convention in 2008. >> our top story here at home scene around the country tonight, the drew peterson a verdict, the jury has found him guilty of murder. hong >> >> justice tonight for kathleen savio's family who believe that drew peterson kilter, the defense prosecution calling him a thug who headed thehid behind a badge. drew peterson showed no emotion as the guilty verdict was read kathleen savio's family hog and cried, who was knocked unconscious into drowned in her bathtub. >> i always knew that he killed her. i was always there for my sister and i will be there to the end. >> we must take this as a warning sign and do something about it. peterson's defense attorneys said they wouldn't have done anything differently and that peterson is ok with the jury's decision but they're not done. >> believe me there will be an appeal, there are several world- class people that are just waiting to sink their teeth into this case. then they
the illinois house after he was indicted on a bribery charge. wgn's julian crews is live at dirksen federal building with the story. julian? but his attorney scored a tactical victory in federal court today prosecutors will be forced to reveal information sooner than they planned about the government's most important witness. >>information on his background information about his arrest and about the fact that he served or was convicted ... there's lots of information that goes to the heart of this case that the government has been unwilling to turn over >>the attorney said there's trouble with the government's star witness convicted many times of crimes prosecutors aren't talking as is the custom. former state representative derrick smith was not in court yesterday his lawyers attacked the credibility of the government's confidential informant an individual who said recorded conversations with smith show he took a $7,000 bribe ... there was an ethics investigation and derrick smith is trying to win back his house seat ... many democrats have coalesced around an alternate it remains to b
there but are they easing the drought? >> a lot of folks watching the radar this morning. >> reporter: in rural illinois the talk of the day was the talk of the season -- weather. >> everybody has said all summer, the only way we're going to end the drought is with a hurricane. well, we've got the hurricane. now everybody's, well, how much rain are we going to get out of the hurricane? >> reporter: just a few miles away, the rumble of thunder and skies swollen with rain clouds brought some relief to farmer bob biel. >> this is something new. it's hard to get used to what rain feels like. >> reporter: his corn bears the scars of a long, hot summer. ears half the size they should be. by now his region has usually received around 15 inches of rain. not this year. >> we've only had like 2 inches since april and crops are all definitely showing the stress. >> reporter: the nation's heartland has been hit hard by the worst drought on record. isaac's path cut directly through that region bringing much needed rain. in some places such as pine bluff, arkansas too much rain. >> 7 plus inches worth of rain in a ve
isaac moved up into missouri and illinois. no reports of any damage in illinois and in missouri some power lines caught fire in louisiana and parts of that six state experience flood waters and power outages. the three day weekend upon as brian hackney is here to let us know if the weather cooperates. >>> we look at a nice weekend for the remainder of the bay temperatures warm up the numbers will climb tomorrow it will be one hot labor day, that will change by midweek we cool down. earlier today with ties it the remnants of what was a hurricane now spending over southern illinois flowers and thundershowers in the midwest getting much-needed rain. low pressure over california now displaced by a high that moves in from desert southwest, sunny skies in the bay area low clouds along the coast week ago sunday earlier tomorrow the temperatures, we made it to 75 at santa rosa, 74 san jose. 79 livermore. low 90s tomorrow. a warming trend that takes this to about 10-15 degrees warmer. clarke's that out along the shore a long labor day mostly sunday 64 at the shore to 99 degrees inland. future
began and that is just that. two to four inches of rains in states like indiana, illinois and missouri. a mixed blessing for farmers who say it's far too late for corn but could help soybeans. isaac has left behind some unstable air. it will be bringing severe weather potential to the midwest tomorrow in place like the ohio valley. already three reported tornadoes in the state of illinois. again, the farmers would like some rain but no high winds and not too much rain. that will make it more difficult to get into the muddy fields. lester. >>> there's a growing health alert at one of the most popular tourist des naitinations in the country. health officials say two people have died after being exposed to a mouse born virus there. they are warning thousands more who have overnighted at the park that they may be at risk. >> reporter: they come do see the trees and acre after acre of unmatched natural beauty. an estimated 75,000 people will visit yosemite park but this comes with warning. >> there's information about the virus. >> reporter: a rare rodent born disease has been found in curr
steadied the illinois teachers' union. i assume they are up to speed? >> it is a great irony of the again ceiling. people don't like that if the teacher is below par. but parents want to identify those teachers who are exceptional to be rewarded with merit pay. they want everybody -- everybody to be treated the same. >> they are spending 13,000 per stuent in chicago. >> exceptional teachers take those four kids would be greatly rewarded. but with the strike we just had they were fighting for the lack of accountability. they don't want to be held accountable. there was no apparent present at the negotiating table. john: most parents want to do the right thing. the average wage is 40,000. chicago teachers? >> 71,000 according to the union and the school district says 76,009 including pension closer at 90% which is more than our tax -- architects or nurses. >> we have the shortest school day and a few list ness met minutes. >> they say they are overworked. >> a child k-12 will get about three years less destruction that is why the teachers who are so well paid performed so poorly. for attend
rains through missouri and eventually into illinois. but as we go through the weekend and as the storm pulls away the cool air will move in behind it along with high pressure and it's going to be a beautiful weekend in many areas and so many people will enjoy a new air mass because the one we've had recently is so humid. this is what's on the way. 68 in minneapolis and a beautiful 74 in montana. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. we'll have a chance for some isolated storms in areas like cincinnati. again, the most concentrated heavy rains today should be in areas of iowa this morning, heading into missouri and illinois as we go throughout the afternoon. we'll continue with temperatures that are very warm in the southeast. so the southeast especially is going to be the area of the country that will have to wait the longest, until sunday for that relief. >> all right. but at least it's coming. that's a good thing. bill, thank you. >>> also coming up, wall street roars, data shows job numbers improving, and why ben & jerry's is
weekend. right here is where most of the rain is through missouri, through illinois, the heaviest rain is here today. still some rains down south and seeing some showers out from that to the east. we'll have that tomorrow scattered mainly light showers in the area tomorrow as a weather front comes into the area. saturday and sunday a better chance of showers and widespread rains on monday on labor day weekend. best location will be at the beach with still dry conditions saturday and sunday and showers on monday. we'll talk about here when you can expect the rain to come in and maybe thunderstorms in a couple minutes. >>> a lost key, stolen car and botched burglary. a story that started outside the maryland live casino and ended with a suspect in handcuffs. shomari stone has the report. >> reporter: that woman drove to maryland live casino to have joy. while she was inside a man went on a joyride in her car. >> it's unsettling. >> reporter: marie feels uncomfortable in her home. >> i am walking around in circles things i want to do and i'm unsettled. >> reporter: she says she parked her
, and big dreams elr his country, had actually been eleeccted, the senator from illinois. [cheers] [applause] [cheers] [applause]tonigh barack that man is our guest tonight. barack obama.spoke o [cheers]is in his convention speech, he spoke of his father. a foreign student raised in aer village in kenya. he spoke of his grandfather, a domestic servant. and he spoke of the journey has taken in his own life.d that story, which brings him here tonight, is told more full in his book called "dreams from my father." there is much talk about what our guest will be doing in the year 2008. through 2012 and beyond. i and it would certainly give me pleasure to say[a that i was introducing the next president of the united states. [cheers] [applause]ep and it would give you a lot of pleasure as well, i'm sure. millions whon woke up in is wh disappointment on november 3, they might be looking to what our guest will be doing in theeu immediate future.on the jou based on the journey and the stance he has taken, many americans should rejoice overict that the voice they will have ir their government. the a vo
and a speech from nominee and i will notice -- illinois nominee adlai stevenson. he was nominated after three ballots and gave this 20-minute acceptance speech. [cheers and applause] >> mr. president, ladies and gentlemen of the convention, my fellow citizens, i accept your nomination and your program. [cheers and applause] i have -- prefer to hear those words uttered by a stronger, better, wiser man than myself. but after listening to the president's speech, i even feel better about myself. [cheers and applause] none of you my friends can really appreciate what is in my heart. i can only hope that you will understand my words. they will be view. i have not sought the honor you have done me. i would not seek it because i aspire to another office. which was the full measure of my ambition. and one does not treat the highest office within the gift of the people of illinois as an alternative or as a consolation prize. the responsibilities of that office stagger the imagination. its potential for good or evil smothers infiltration and converts sanity to prayer. i have asked the merciful father to
with eric on the banks of the illinois river. >> what have you learned about fishing as you go along? >> it's american ingenuity. it's about meeting interesting people, tenacious, hard working. they found dangerous, extreme ways of catching fish. >> an national planet's "off the hook extreme catches" follows eric as he finds way to get them on the hook. from using paddle boards, to extreme fishing. and the asian carp imported in the '70s to clean their ponds. >> this whole area they call it carp ground zero. >> now the fish that can't be stopped. >> they spawn three types a year. have known to be 100 bounds. >> reporter: to help eric and me navigate the waters -- >> unleash the carp catcher. the video with waterskis, and homemade armour at putted them to fish fighting fame. now it's time for me to join the battle. >> it's like we're going war. >> your net? >> trick of the trade. >> what's your strategy. >> once you hook that fish, slam them into the garbage can. >> boom, boom. wish me luck. >> you'll see them start jumping in front of the boat and be ready. >> within seconds the sound of th
from illinois ended up delivering the speech that made his career. >> there is not a liberal america. and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. >> obama gave the speech, the keynote, 2004, four years later, he's president. does this lie ahead for julian castro? >> he lived in illinois. i live in texas. it's one of the reddest states in the whole nation. >> reporter: there are ghosts in this convention center for anyone delivering the keynote. ghosts of surgery,ful and unsuccessful keynotes gone by. >> my fellow democrats. >> reporter: in 1988, the keynote by bill clinton at the dnc was widely jeered and almost derailed his career. and yet, four years later, clinton was elected president. but there are plenty of speakers no one remembers. julian castro feels the pressure. why did obama pick you? >> i think that he and i see eye to eye on a lot of issues. i also think it's another signifier of the significance of h himself pan hispanics. >> reporter: his mother immigrated to the country, his brother joaquin is now running for congress. he's expected to win. ton
. the verdict is in for a former illinois police officer, drew peterson. how much time he former illinois police p to 60 years in after being convicted of killing one of his wives. jury founder peterson guilty murder in thee drowning death of his third savio.thleen charged with killing his fourth wife stacy peterson disappeared in 2007. he is a suspect in his wife's disappearance, but is not been charged in connection with her death. sentencedduled to be connection with the death of kathleen savio in november of for. foster democratic added on child sexarged e charges. gardner was found guilty molesting kids kill during sleep over with his daughter. victims were ages nine and 10. recommended a 22-year sentence if. he was chairman of the falls church city democratic from 2006 through 2007. parents upset over a plan to ease schoolbus overcrowding in packed a school board meeting to blast for announcing a new before the two weeks that requireegan who livey students within a mile of school and secondary students who live a half to walkand to school. dangerous. it's the drivers are aggressive and nas
in the illinois state senate. >> that goat was right. and with him by his side, barack obama completed his higher education, and seat belt of seta historic career in the illinois state legislature. >> that should be a commercial and not presidential. politicians shouldn't have free access. >> the state purchasing act should apply to all state agencies. >> and after serving more than 2/3 of one decades the caught the notice of the party elders and soon found himself on a national stage. >> ♪ >> it was there that he found his voice. >> i believe that we have a right to the facts. >> a voice that would unite us at all. >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. >> my god, he's good. >> there is not a black america and a white america and latino america and asian america. it's the united states of america. >> every time barack obama speaks, an angel has an anointed. >> we are the ones we've been waiting for. >> i don't even know what that means, but holy [bleep] i'm feeling it. >> we coach little league in the blue state, and yes, we've got
the senator yield for a question? mr. harkin: i would be delighted to yield to my friend from illinois. mr. durbin: i was trying to understand this republican position. it used to be crystal clear. 23 debates, we heard the republican candidates say, one after another after another, first day in office, obamacare is gone, but i heard the same thing you did. and i have tried to understand it. now, i do give governor romney some credence in this regard. i have said when asked he is the baby daddy of obamacare because it was governor romney who created the first version of obamacare in the commonwealth of massachusetts, and he understood, and i hope the senator from iowa can help me to understand and those listening, he understood the concept of insurance. if everyone who bought an insurance policy wrecked their car or got sick the next day, insurance wouldn't work. the only way it works is most people are safe drivers. they buy insurance and a small percentage use it, so there is a pool of money collected for premiums, creating a reserve for accidents. so here we have a situation where govern
. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition? ms. schakowsky: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. schakowsky: thank you, madam speaker. today our hearts turn to the heroes and loved ones who lost their lives on 9/11. we'll never forget the sacrifices of the first responders who are appropriately receiving special honor today. yet, firefighters and police officers are being laid off around the country. why? because the republicans have sabotaged all efforts to avoid those layoffs and create jobs. it will be one year ago tomorrow that the president sent to congress the american jobs act which would put people to work in areas critical to our communities and our economy. cops and firefighters and teachers. and would prevent those layoffs. independent experts estimate that his bill would create up to 2.6 million jobs. but has the republican new do-nothing congress even allowed a vote on the american jobs act? no. instead, they find -- found time to vote repeatedly to end t
barney frank, who is retiring. >>> former illinois police sergeant drew peterson has been found guilty in the 2004 drowning of his third wife, kathleen savio. court sketches show a stone-face peterson and an emotional savio family as the judge read the guilty verdict. after just two days, the jury was won over by a largely circumstantial case that, according to one juror, hinged on hearsay testimony that originated from peterson's missing fourth wife, stacy, whose whereabouts are still unknown. sentencing is set for november 26th. peterson faces up to 60 years in prison. >>> here's your first look at other news going on around america today. in maryland, newly released video shows a big rig that hit a police car and seriously injured a trooper. unbelievable. the officer was performing a traffic stop when that truck slammed right into his vehicle and then in to him. the officer may lose the use of his right arm. authorities say this is exactly why drivers need to slow down or move over when emergency vehicles are stopped. >>> well, in new york, a man was killed after this fight at a gas
. >> reporter: i'm diane eastabrook in central illinois. still ahead, the harvest is under way, and farmers are figuring out just how much damage the drought did to their crops. >> tom: that free checking account may not be so free. new regulations are squeezing bank profits, sending banks, both big and small, looking for new ways to bring in revenue. one way is by doing away with the free checking account which was so popular in the late 90's. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: dick evans is the c.e.o. of cullen/frost bankers. frost has 115 branches around texas. he says checking account fees are going up because of increased government regulation that went into effect a year ago. frost started looking for ways to simplify fees five years ago. its basic account carries a $5 monthly fee. but like many banks, if the account balance is above a certain level, the fee is waived. >> we haveound that this account that i just described to you is excellence at a fair price. we give the quality service and it's a fair price and we have found that our customers embrace it. >> reporter: evans puts th
in illinois is legal ... so it won't be a successful strategy >>statement from the c t tu ... claims that the mayor is using strongarm tactics on as the strike continues, parents are looking for alternatives: wgn's judy wang is live at one of the contingency schools that are open to students: >>parents say they are surprised and disappointed and many do not know how much longer they can't keep this up ... the cps expanded structured activities available to its students ... >>there was a bit of confusion here at the hilly elementary school many are asian students whose parents do not have english as a first language said there was lots of confusion today >>faugh i was hoping this would be over today ... >>for possibly a second week more than 44 schools will need to stay open under the children first contingency plan ... nonunion workers are serving meals and leading the students in structured activity and the hours were extended pretty much for the length of the full school day for the convenience of the parents ... a janitor here had prepared his building for teachers to return
where he worked earlier in his career illinois delegates on the floor of the time warner cable arena tonight trying to get in and there are others and iraqi war dead tami duckworth. mr. romney had a chance to show his support for the brave men and women he is seeking to command but he chose to criticize president barack obama instead of even odder and the word afghanistan. she spoke to us earlier about what goes into a night like tonight. they assign you a speech writer who comes to and i spent a lot of time and the last few days saying not my voice this is what i want to talk about my whole reason here was to bring the concern of the people of my district her opponents i believe is an embarrassment to the united states congress and to the republican party. from our 1 on day one of their convention illinois democrats came out swinging. >> i am fired up and ready to go because i know what our purposes here this week our purpose is to set the record straight after what we heard coming out of the convention in tampa last week. i want to talk to you about a scary subject for many many r
's the democrats' turn the convention in charlotte gets underway tomorrow. illinois leaders arrived over the weekend along with micah much hair. . it's been pretty rainy as you can see we are covering the dnc all week i don't know if you can hear me or not but we have a beautiful breakfast tent here that the photographers put up to keep us dry. it's almost like we have the temple florida hurricane rains that you guys are supposed to get out there last week. but gov. paquin showed a different side of himself to me, call in a fiery side if you will as we sat down one on one. i think the number one civil right is a right to a job. the best way to help most people is a job and that's what he is going to be talking about all week we are not going back to the policies that created the recession and the first place. it's teamwork, president barack obama came to the plant in the south side of chicago and that was after he rescued the auto industry chrysler for example when he became president had 200 jobs now has 4000 jobs the ford plant had one ship and now has three ships. but there are people
in the western u.s. that price is 2.50 if we're above now. the illinois boivin stsz $3 gas. and the east coast that gas competitive price is 4.50. internationally, there's no competition with gas, because it's priced so high that coal is the competitive fuel except in >> where is the customer demand going to come from, considering the regulatory issues in the u.s. when it comes to power plant emigs. >> we're seeing a long term reduction in coal as some of the older power plants phase down, and right now we're seeing new gas being built. we're seeing longer term new base load generating coal coming back into the generating mix in order to have that balanced stable base in the future. >> what about the international customers for american coal. what are you experiencing there? >> well, internationally, it's a different story. you look at china, india, the rest of the globe. 85% of the goethe in coal is going to come from china and india. coal has been at fastest growing fuel over 10 years, and projected to be the fastest growing over the next 10 years by the i.e.a., and by 2535 it should surpass
. >> reporter: on a brilliant sunny afternoon outside an illinois courthouse yesterday, there was jubilation. >> yeah! >> it is incredibly positive statement by our society that we will not tolerate this kind of bul bullying, tormention ng and mur. >> the prosecutor was taking a victory lap after winning a conviction of drew peterson one of the most flam buoyant criminals of the past decade. >> he was basically a coward. he was a thug that would threaten people, he had a gun and a badge. nobody ever took him on the we took him on now, and he lost. >> the jury just found the former police sergeant guilty of the 2004 murder of his ex-wife kathy savio. now with choppers hovering overhead and car horns blaring in the streets hundreds had gathered to celebrate. >> i will never have my sister again, i still have to go see her in the cemetery. at least i know that she got justice, and the cold-blooded killer up there. >> tonight the saga of drew peterson in the word of the families he destroyed. >> they didn't forget about my sister. >> the many that finally brought hem to justice. >> he is a psych
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